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Clearlake Oaks brush fire contained at five acres

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James Hersey of Spring Valley, Calif., captured this shot of a Cal Fire helicopter dropping water on a fire near Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Monday, August 9, 2010.




CLEARLAKE OAKS – Firefighters started off the week with a quick response to a fire along Highway 20 on Monday.


The fire was located near Clearlake Lava in the 14000 block of Highway 20 in Clearlake Oaks, according to Cal Fire.


Initial reports from the California Highway Patrol indicated the fire was about a half-mile off the highway, near a power transformer.


Michael Selmi of Cal Fire's Incident Command Center in St. Helena said the fire was dispatched at around 10:30 a.m. Monday.


It burned five acres, and no structures were threatened, he said.


He said Cal Fire and Lake County Fire responded to the fire together.


Cal Fire alone sent five engines, two crews, two dozers, three fixed wing and a helicopter, in addition to the Lake County Fire resources, Selmi said.


The fire was contained shortly before 12:30 p.m., Selmi said, with mop up continuing for a few more hours.


While the fire's cause was still under investigation, Selmi said Cal Fire officials believed a bird flying into a power line may have sparked it.


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A Cal Fire helicopter gets water from a pond to drop on a fire near Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Monday, August 9, 2010. Photo by James Hershey.
 

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